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Hear It Straight from a Former Walmart Worker Why You Should Get Involved on Black Friday

Hear It Straight from a Former Walmart Worker Why You Should Get Involved on Black Friday

I was thrilled to be a Walmart employee until I realized the simplicity of Walmart’s major issue: The company doesn’t care about its employees.

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Stand with Walmart Strikers on Black Friday

Stand with Walmart Strikers on Black Friday

Walmart workers, many who earn poverty-level wages and have irregular and part-time hours, have mobilized for justice and fairness at Walmart over the past few years and now are calling on Walmart to end retaliation against workers who are asking for $15 an hour and full-time hours. Now, workers’ allies in communities around the nation are joining them in massive demonstrations on Black Friday (Nov. 28), the biggest shopping day of the year.

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Striking Walmart Workers Stage L.A. Sit-Downs at Stores and in the Street

Photo by Cluadia Koerner via Twitter

In Los Angeles yesterday, Walmart workers participated in their boldest action to date: the first-ever sit-down strike at a Walmart store. They were protesting an end to retaliation when they speak out for $15 an hour, full-time hours and respect at work.  

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Walmart Workers Stand Up on Black Friday in More than 1500 Locations

Walmart Workers Stand Up on Black Friday in More than 1500 Locations

Today, workers from Walmart stores across the country joined with allies to call upon the company with $17 billion in annual profits to pay its full-time workers a minimum of $25,000 a year and for the company to stop punishing workers who stand up for their rights.  Rallies were held at more than 1,500 Walmart locations.  Working families in nine major cities planned civil disobedience as part of the protests, and arrests were made in numerous cities, including Alexandria, Va.,  Dallas, Tex.,  California, and Illinois.  Learn more about the action and why its important to stand with Walmart workers at BlackFridayProtests.org.

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Black Friday Protests: Walmart Workers All Over the U.S. Stand Up for Respect on the Job

We're ready, are you?

A living wage is not too much to ask of a company that rakes in $17 billion a year. Today, thousands of Walmart associates and working families are rallying in cities all over the country on Black Friday to ask the nation's largest employer to pay a living wage and treat its employees with respect. 

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Happy Thanksgiving, from the AFL-CIO

Happy Thanksgiving, from the AFL-CIO

Happy Thanksgiving, from America's unions. 

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Take Action: Join the Thunderclap in Support of Walmart Workers

Take Action: Join the Thunderclap in Support of Walmart Workers

Walmart workers around the country are tired of low wages, insufficient hours and on-the-job intimidation when they stand up for their rights. More and more of them are risking their jobs and their livelihood to demand that Walmart pay them a minimum of $25,000 a year, an amount the company with $17 billion in profits last year can easily afford. Show your support for their Black Friday protests with just a few clicks by participating in a Thunderclap.

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Time to Reflect

This week marks Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday. In part, because it belongs to no religion, it is a day that all people can claim as their own to give thanks, in their way. This marks its 150th birthday. In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln set aside Thursday, Nov. 26, as a day of thanks.  

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What's Walmart's Business Secret?

It's not what (or who) you think. 

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You’re Going to Want to Share this Video with Your Conservative Uncle Before Thanksgiving

It might strike you as odd that a company that rakes in billions of dollars each year, instead of paying its workers a living wage, is asking them to instead pitch in and donate food to each other so they can afford a holiday meal. 

Check out this new AFL-CIO Walmart video, and don't forget to find a Walmart Black Friday action near you

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